Lenovo Tab E10 Review: Should You Buy This Cheap 10-Inch Tablet?

Lenovo Tab E10 Review
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Lenovo Tab E10
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PROS
Inexpensive.
Almost pure Android Go.
Usable screen.
CONS
Short battery life.
Weak cameras.
Small RAM.

SPECIFICATIONS

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 212 Quad-Core Processor (1.30GHz)
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo
Display10.1” HD (1280 x 800) IPS Multitouch
Audio2 x front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos
Memory2 GB LPDDR3
Storage16 GB.
Expandable up to 128 GB with microSD card.
Dimensions(W x D x H)171 x 247 x 8.9 (mm)
Weight1.16 lbs (530 g)
CameraRear: 5 MP Auto-focus.
Front: 2 MP Fixed-focus.
Connectivity802.11 b/g/n.
Bluetooth 4.2
PortsMicro USB 2.0.
3.5 mm Audio Jack.
MicroSD card slot.
Battery4850 mAh

DESIGN

Lenovo has excelled with the style of the Tab E10. It is a plastic design and I think it’s not the most good looking tablet I have seen at this price. It dosen’t feel premium but the plastic body is really solid. The plastic body weighs 530g with the thickness of 8.9mm. It is only available in black color.

On the left side, there is a microSD card slot, a power button, the volume controls, and a micro USB port. One good feature is 3.5mm headphone jack which is on the right side of the tablet.

DISPLAY

I used to think that Samsung makes the best display but after watching Lenovo’s display I was really impressed. It has a has a 10.1-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 16:10. This is a Full HD display with a resolution of 1280×800. Because of IPS panel, viewing angles are also great.

The display is really colorful and crisp. One drawback of the display is the outdoor visibility is not that good, I mean it’s average.

Overall, the screen of the Lenovo Tab E10 is not too bad. This is the best display you will get at this price point. If you spend just a bit more, you can get an Amazon Fire HD 10 with a nicer Full HD screen.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Let’s get to the hardware first, Tab E10 is equiped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor. Lenovo Tab E10 comes in two varient option: 1GB/16GB and 2GB/32GB. My unit is expensive one with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

There is no reason to complaint about Tab E10 in day-to-day usage. This tablet can easily handle almost every application like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. You will see some issues with apps like Adobe Lightroom. So, this tablet is not suitable for editors and if you want a editing tablet then you should probably invest more for a better tablet.

If you are in the search of gaming tablet then this tablet is not for you. You can’t play demanding games like PUBG Mobile, Fortnite or even Freefire. Obviously simpler games will run like Subway Surfers, Temple Run, and Shadow of death too.

There are two speakers which are angled towards the front. Well at this price, you will get decent audio quality and cannot be counted among the best because the sound seems a little light and poor.

When it comes to cameras, it offer a resolution of 5 and 2 megapixels. Again, considering its price, cameras are fine though. The quality of images and videos will not impress you even in perfect light. I think that cameras are only useable for Video Chats.

Now let’s see what software offers, Tab E10 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo and if you buy 1GB RAM varient, it will come with Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition. The interface is simple, clean, and user-friendly.

You won’t able to stream HD videos on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video because there is no support of Widevine L1. So, overall, we pretty much do get vanilla Android here and that is nice to see.

BATTERY LIFE

With a battery size of 4850mAh, Tab E10 excels in providing a run of 7 hours, which includes streaming videos on Youtube, listening to music, and using social media apps. Yeah, I know it’s not too good for a tablet but I think you will get the best battery life at this price point.

CONCLUSION

Overall, what I’m most like about this tablet is it’s thin and light design. So if you’re using it with one hand or you just laying down in bed, it’s not gonna bother you. For a $100 tablet, I was expecting it to have decent battery life and a decent screen, so if you’re using it to watch videos, movies, and listen to music, it’s not gonna let you down.

Moving on to the negatives, what I dislike about this tablet is that I was expecting that apps will run little faster and also it lags a lot. So you have to be really patient while you’re waiting for apps to launch. Also I don’t like the camera position and the bezels.

If you are not after performance and you want save some bucks then this tablet is for you.

I would not recommend this tablet for people who expect a higher performance and I think that there are better deals out there.

Lenovo Tab E10
$99
  • Inexpensive.
  • Almost pure Android Go.
  • Usable screen.

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